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Capocchia d’u Purpu

Capocchia d’u Purpu (octopus head) beach, on the island of La Maddalena, is located in the east coast of Giardinelli. It takes its name from a suggestive rock that sits there and was smoothed by the wind, which made it look like the head of a giant octopus. Characterized by pastel colors, the beach is made of fine white sand, and it’s framed by many light grey granite rocks. The sea that bathes its shores has a light green color, is very clear and transparent and it looks like a natural swimming pool when there’s lack of wind.

Montebello21 ✓ Alert No service available.

Montebello21 ✓ Alert Dirt path about 400mt long, it’s recommended to have water supplies and comfortable shoes.

Montebello21 ✓ Alert It’s forbidden to light fires, collect or remove flora and fauna (terrestrial and marine), sand, rocks and shells. Administrative penalties, set by Regional Regulations and Navigation Code, start from a minimum of 500,00€. It’s forbidden to smoke and use single-use plastic on all the beaches of the Archipelago. Administrative penalties start from a minimum of 25,00€.

Montebello21 ✓ Anchor Boaters’ access to the beaches is only allowed by rowing boats, using the appropriate corridors and for the time necessary to disembark people or things.

Montebello21 ✓ Notice For a serene and conscious holiday, please consult the National Park zoning map on the official website


La Maddalena


Capocchia d’u Purpu